August 2016: The Survival Issue

For the August 2016 Issue we sat down with REI survival instructor Jeff Walters and U.S. Marine Vet Jason Brooks for tips on surviving anything. Articles also include a profile on CrossFit master Carey Kepler, best vehicles for an apocalypse and the latest in backpacking must haves!

 
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From The August 2016 Issue

August 1, 2016
Model: Whitney Breton Photography by Weston Carls   Model: Whitney Breton   Model: Jason Brooks   Model: Kirbie Koonse   Model: Kerby Smith  
August 1, 2016
There are few things more humbling in this world than comparing your body to a professional athlete’s. And yet here I was, walking to Dancers Shape studio to take part in a private workout...
August 1, 2016
Natasha Hastings Specialty: 400m, 4x400m Relay Natasha made the 2016 U.S. Olympic team after coming in third at the U.S. trials. She competed with a time of 50.17 for the 400m.    Mike Tinsley ...
August 1, 2016
Don’t let exercise, leisure, and groceries break the bank. Austin is full of free and low cost options for budget-friendly recreation. Exercise Enjoy free rentals and lessons at SUP ATX every Sunday at 9...
August 1, 2016
Don’t let exercise, leisure, and groceries break the bank. Austin is full of free and low cost options for budget-friendly recreation. Exercise Enjoy free rentals and lessons at SUP ATX every Sunday at 9...
August 1, 2016
Assuming a role in the world of healthcare is a massive undertaking. Practicing physicians with a commitment to fulfill the Hippocratic Oath, elected officials striving to make it more accessible and affordable, biomedical engineers...
August 1, 2016
Expert guidance to thrive in the wilderness, urban catastrophies, and self-defense. Wilderness The Experts Jeff Walters, outdoor enthusiast and survival instructor at REI Jason Brooks, U.S. Marine veteran and former backcountry ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park...
August 1, 2016
Mornings are magical. The day is fresh, opportunity awaits, and anything feels possible.  And yet, as glorious as they are, they can be just as painful if you’re not an early riser. It is...
August 1, 2016
To say Rick Cummins and Josh Gordon of Distance Guides are well-versed in backpacking is an understatement. If you want to put your fitness level to the test or simply get out of your...
August 1, 2016
A new study at The University of Texas at Austin suggests character traits– such as grit or desire to learn–have a heavy hand in academic success and are partially rooted in genetics. Though academic achievement...
August 1, 2016
The Demand Family Kemett Claven Demand was born 7 pounds, 8 ounces on Aug. 25, 2013 to proud parents, Andrew and Melissa Demand. From the beginning of his dramatic entry and prolonged stay in...
August 1, 2016
What You Need 1 whole chicken, about 3-4 pounds 2 pounds small red skin potatoes, halved 1 pound carrots, diced 2 medium yellow onions (1 ½ diced, ½ quartered) 1 head garlic, cut in...
August 1, 2016
San Diego Boater Hat $23 + Bold Plastic CatEye Sunglasses $12 www.sandiegohat.com Feel prepared for any event with a classic combination of a chic sun hat and cat eye sunglass. Look stylish while ensuring...
August 1, 2016
As a kid, Carey Kepler never imagined she’d be ranked as the 14th best CrossFit masters athlete in the world (out of thousands upon thousands of competitors) when she grew up—at age 41.  “I...
August 1, 2016
To pee, or not to pee? This month we sat down with Dr. Richard Chopp of the Urology Team and asked about a taboo topic. But with over 35 years of experience in Austin,...
August 1, 2016
What is infertility (in women)? The inability to get pregnant after one year of trying (or six months if a woman is 35 or older). Women who can get pregnant but are unable to...
August 1, 2016
PRIUS www.toyota.com/prius/ Car Model: 2016 Toyota Prius Three Touring MPG: 54 city / 50 highway ​MSRP: From $28,100 Horsepower: 121 hp Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder Battery: 207 V lithium-ion What kind of person would...
August 1, 2016
The Barre Code 2300 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 www.thebarrecode.com Lengthen, strengthen, and restore your muscles at this new barre studio. The Barre Code provides classic barre classes with a twist that are...
August 1, 2016
While grabbing a bite to eat or a day of shopping, you may have missed the new section in Domain Northside (next to The Domain shopping area). Rock Rose is looking to bring downtown...
August 1, 2016
It’s time to abandon the old saying, “You are what you eat,” especially when it comes to dietary fats. Now that years of research have proven certain fats are not only beneficial, but a...
August 1, 2016
Consider the notion that adding crickets to your diet just a few times a week could have a dramatic impact on our health and the environment. Austin is at the forefront of progressive environmental...
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